Tuesday, November 24, 2009

loud plowed and live

was the partial soundtrack to yesterday's labor in the shop

yet another boring shop picture

curls galore

13/18 strips rough planed - my wrist was sore by the time I quit for monday night football
four! games thanksgiving four!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

here we go again

second try on the "streamer special"
9' 7wt 3/1
flamed and split

staggered and read for rough cuts

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

fishin' not fashion

fire on the mountain
popping the cherry on gin clear and skinny
I swallowed the fish whole and alive -  yumm sushi
"this is fishing not fashion"
indeed - josh smith gets credit for a new buzzline
old-time prospectors scratching for fossils at mogollon rim paleo site
where the dinosaur tracks?
the road into bear flat
josh fishing a riffle 
gin clear and skinny

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


this is the rod that used to live in that tube....

Friday, November 6, 2009

old timey as hell

this old school rod tube (circa 1920's) now houses a modern bamboo flyrod
that wrocks

gin clear and skinny

this rod is finished and ready to fish
I think I'll do that now

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


holy guacamole!  another rod ready to glue!
fe thomas 6"-8" 3wt

Monday, November 2, 2009

lotsa shit today

well today I set up a new dip tube w/ some fancy new varnish
and dipped gin clear and skinny for the first time

I'm not real happy w/ the results
we'll see tomorrow and w/ a second dip
whatever the case I'm prepared to strip it all down and go back to the old standby

I also roughed out the strips for the next rod
fe thomas 6'8" 3wt
woo hoo

plus I turned forty fucking nine today and had a right fine busy birdie